After I graduated from university I really started getting into audiobooks. Previously I hadn't been too keen, because my thinking was that there was no way I would be able to concentrate on listening to them. I thought my mind would wonder for sure.
However, I've found that I was wrong...
So, here's a list of reasons why I love audiobooks:
📍 You can listen to them while tidying your room/folding laundry. I listen to audiobooks out loud via the Audible app on my phone while doing chores, and it's a great way to get more things done. Not only am I getting through a book, but I'm also ticking things off my to-do list!
📍 Sometimes I switch between a book and the audiobook version. I do this when I want to continue reading a book, but after a long day of work I'm tired and can no longer keep my eyes open.
📍 They can help you read more: You can physically read one book and listen to a different audiobook.
📍 They're great for when I want to read, but can't actually make myself do it.
📍 They're great for when you're lying in bed ill!
📍 They allow me to get through classics. I'm not ashamed to admit that I sometimes find classics difficult to understand and become bored when reading them myself. However, when I listen to the audiobook version they make so much more sense and I'm able to get a lot more enjoyment out of them because of this. Some of my fave classics I've listened to on audiobook: Persuasion by Jane Austen, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte.
📍 They also allow me to get through books I wouldn't normally read. For example, the Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien. I would never have been able to get through the books because of the long descriptions and song drops, but listening to the audiobooks was such an enjoyable experience. The long descriptive passages really worked well when someone was reading to them me vs me trudging through them and skimming out of boredom.
📍 I don't have a long commute to work, but if I did I think listening to an audiobook would make the journey go quicker.
📍 I'm not really an outdoorsy girl, but if I were I might listen to an audiobook while relaxing on the beach/in the garden.
To sum up I think audiobooks are great! What's your opinion on them? 😊